VR and 360-degree video is the next generation thing. Looking forward to next generation VideoLAN has released VLC 360° Technical Preview which can play 360-degree video and its first any media player that can play 360-degree video. VideoLan has launched this VLC 360° Technical Preview for Windows 7 or higher and MacOS 10.10 or above version. Not only 360-degree video it can play 360-degree photo which you may have seen on Facebook. So if you have 360-degree video or photo then you can directly play on VLC 360.
What is 360-degree video or photo?
360-degree video or photo is the concept for VR purpose. Mean a normal photo can give the view of some portion of a moment. It can’t show the other angle of view at that moment. 360-degree photo or video which are captured by a 360-degree camera can shoot the whole 360-degree view.
And all these shots are merged, and when you play these 360-degree photos or video you need to move your head if you are on VR to see the 360-degree view.
Now you can play these 360-degree videos or photos on your computer via VLC 360° , you don’t need any VR. Just use your mouse to change the angle of view. You can also use the scroll button on a mouse to zoom in or zoom out.
Features of VLC 360
Play 360 Videos following the Spatial Video spec
Play 360 Photos and Panoramas following the Spherical spec
Display modes with Zoom, Little planet and Reverse little planet
Control it with your Mouse and Keyboard
Open Source and Cross-platform, accelerated with OpenGL and Direct3D11